Today I wanted to share with you my ideas for a few updates I’m making in the master bedroom. The changes mostly involve a bit of rearranging, upcycling and a couple of new bits and pieces. Nothing too drastic but I’m super excited nevertheless!
The back wall behind the bed is probably the one which is changing the most. The metal leaf wall art was a lovely gift from Adam’s brother and his wife when we moved into our first home back in 2010 and it’s been hanging behind our bed ever since! I’ve always known it would be replaced at some point but never got round to it.
The collection of ‘bits and bobs’ on the wall next to the window have all come down which left an ugly smattering of nail holes and marks. Over the past two years a few settlement cracks have appeared (typical in new homes due to plaster shrinkage) so over the Easter holidays, everything came down from the walls, the holes and cracks were filled in and a fresh coat of paint went on. As soon as we first painted the bedroom in Pale Eau De Nil by Laura Ashley, I was smitten. The bedroom should be a restful place and the calming wall colour was spot on so we just repainted in the same colour. If it aint broke, don’t fix it as they say!
The small cabinet sitting on the chest of drawers just so happened to match the wall colour perfectly when I bought it but being the same shade, it gets lost and just blends in to the background. I plan on painting it white and adding some gold bee motif wallpaper to the back. This upcycle will feature in an upcoming post I’m sure!
The inspiration for my new look came very much from these three images…
I loved the romantic feel of this bedroom with the faded pastels and delicate patterns. The subtle border above the bed was something I wanted to recreate so when I saw one similar by my favourite wallpaper brand BorasTapeter, I got very excited!
Isn’t this just the most gorgeous scheme!? That bed is just to die for! I love how the soft peachy tones compliment the Eau De Nil. I definitely wanted to incorporate some peachiness in my scheme too.
Finally I found this image of a recent bedroom makeover inspiring because it helped me focus my scheme on the importance of simplicity and personal touches. Artwork is a great way of adding personality, a touch of whimsy and a bit of ‘yourself’ to a scheme. This helped me decide on what to replace the metal leaf art with – a collection of illustrations from my favourite artists.
I still wanted to maintain a lot of the elements already in the room but they needed to work more cohesively. The ‘bits and bobs’ wall was a little ‘busy’ looking and ultimately the room needed to feel restful and uncluttered so here is the moodboard of ideas for the bedroom’s new look!
The wall colour and the bed frame are staying the same. The metal leaf art work is being replaced with a small collection of illustrations which will provide some of those peachy tones I was swooning over. A lace-effect border will then horizontally stretch the length of the wall above this artwork. The brown bedside tables are being replaced with white ones and gold handles will add that metallic finish I was after. The ‘bits and bobs’ wall next to the window is going to become a mirror wall with various vintage mirrors hanging at different heights. The rope details on the curtain pole finials and the bedside jar lamps should become more prominent in the pared back scheme, along with wicker and seagrass storage, adding texture and balancing soft colours with neutrals.
So there you have it. The changes aren’t anything drastic or costly but a few swaps and updates can make the world of difference 🙂
Keep an eye out for the finished look revealed soon!